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Faculty Development Opportunities

The Office of Faculty Development and Diversity sponsors several events for faculty throughout the year, including New Faculty Orientation, workshops, book clubs, and film series. The GIFT ( Group Instructional Feedback Technique) and Peer Consultant program are also administered from this office, and take place during the regular academic year. The schedule includes:

Faculty Development Workshops
Spring 2009

January 5 - 7 FIRST Program (New Faculty - Reservation Required)
9:00 am - 3 pm
Graduate School Conference Room
For more information contact Teri Gulledge at tgulled@siue.edu
January 23 Graduate School Internal Funding and Services
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Graduate School Conference Room
January 23 "Thinking, Writing, Inquiring, and Learning (TWIL): Increasing Scholarly Productivity."
Presenters: Caroline Pryor, Chris Rosnick, Ralph Cordova, and Chair Fran Karanovich.
11:30-1:00
Founders Hall 0308
February 2-4 LINC - Leadership in Interdisciplinary Networking & Collaboration: The Midwest Regional Outreach, Science & Scholarship Summit
Grants conference, fostering collaboration between local partner universities--in cooperation with Washington University, St. Louis; St. Louis University; and the University of Missouri St. Louis.
Further details and agenda will be available in forthcoming LINC website.
For more information contact Patience Graybill at pgraybi@siue.edu or Christa Johnson at cjohnaa@siue.edu
February 3 Assessment Through Survey Techniques
Presenter: Paul Rose, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology
RSVP by contacting Cheryl Hanvey at chanvey@siue.edu
February 19 Faculty Development Workshop: "How to Promote Academic Excellence through Diversity"
Speaker: Venessa A. Brown, Assistant Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Missouri Room
RSVP to Cheryl Watson at chwatso@siue.edu
February 20 Finding Funding Opportunities: COS & Grants.gov
10:00 am - 11:00 am
Graduate School Conference Room
February 25 "A Case Study Approach to Multicultural Recruitment and Retention of Diverse Faculty."
PRESENTERS: Venessa Brown and Bill Searcy
10:00 - 11:30 a.m.
LOCATION: Missouri Room
RSVP to Cheryl Watson at chwatso@siue.edu
March 13 Grants Management Workshop: I got the award. what do I have to do now?
9:00 am - 11:00 am
Location TBA
March 23 Grant Budgeting 101
1:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Graduate School Conference Room
April 3 Teaching, Learning, Technology Fair
Details: TBA
April 8 Graduate School Spring Symposium
April 28 Graduate School Internal Funding and Services
9:00 am - 10:00 am
Graduate School Conference Room
April 30 A Discussion About Tenure and Promotion: The Importance to the Professor and the Institution
10:00 - 11:30
Maple/Dogwood Room, MUC
Presenters:
Dr. Paul Ferguson, Provost
Dr. Sue Thomas, Associate Provost
Dr. Venessa Brown, Assistant Provost
RSVP to chwatso@siue.edu

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SPRING 2009
Diversity Film Series


The series will include a three-part film, entitled "Race - The Power of an Illusion." "Race - The Power of an Illusion" challenges one of our most fundamental beliefs: that humans come divided into a few distinct biological groups. This definitive three-part series is an eye-opening tale of how what we assume to be normal, common sense, even scientific, is actually shaped by our history, social institutions and cultural beliefs.

The film series will be open to faculty, staff and students, with a maximum attendance of 50 people at each session. Lunch will be provided. Dr. Venessa A. Brown, Assistant Provost for Faculty Development and Diversity, will serve as the facilitator at each session. RSVP to Cheryl Watson at chwatso@siue.edu

The schedule is as follows:

Episode 1 - The Difference Between Us

Everyone can tell a Norwegian from a Nubian, so why doesn't it make sense to sort people into biological races? Examine the contemporary science - including genetics - that challenges our assumptions about human groups.

Date: Monday, April 6, 2009
Place: Hickory-Hackberry Room, Morris University Center
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Episode 2 - The Story We Tell

Hasn't race always been with us? Explore the roots of the race concept, including the 19th century science that justified it and how it gained such a hold over our minds.

Date: Monday, April 13, 2009
Place: Hickory-Hackberry Room, Morris University Center
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.


Episode 3 - The House We Live In

Race may be a biological myth, but racism gives different groups vastly different life chances. Forty years after the Civil Rights Movement, the playing field is still not level and "colorblind" policies only perpetuate inequality.

Date: Monday, April 20, 2009
Place: Hickory-Hackberry Room, Morris University Center
Time: 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

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FIRST Program (Sponsored by Graduate School)

The Faculty Institute for Research, Scholarship, and Technology (FIRST) is workshop designed to familiarize new faculty with resources provided by the Graduate School, help them establish your research agenda, and acquaint them with tools to enhance their teaching and research. Topics include the grants process, finding funding for research and teaching, classroom technology, introduction to grant writing, compliance issues, budgets, intellectual property, contracts, and fiscal responsibilities.

Beginning in FY 2008, faculty will be awarded $1,500 after completion of the FIRST program and submission of an external grant proposal. FIRST awards will be distributed to augment faculty departmental Start-Up funds and may be used to purchase laptop computers. For all other expenditures, please refer to the New Faculty Start-Up Funds web site.

For faculty development opportunities contact the following:

Office of Faculty Development and Diversity
Dr. Venessa A. Brown, Assistant Provost
RH 3116 -- Box 1020
Ext. 5867
vbrown@siue.edu

Office of Assessment
Dr. Vicki Scott
RH 3115 -- Box 1021
Ext. 2640
viscott@siue.edu

Graduate School
Teri Gulledge
RH 2202 -- Box 1046
Ext. 3010
tgulled@siue.edu


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